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Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375); and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular on the web.

Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates–debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other.

New stations are adding Democracy Now! to their programming schedules all the time, and there are several movements going on around the country right now to bring Democracy Now! to new communities.

WHY INDEPENDENT MEDIA ?

For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information.

But the last two decades have seen unprecedented corporate media consolidation. The U.S. media was already fairly homogeneous in the early 1980s: some fifty media conglomerates dominated all media outlets, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, music, publishing and film. In the year 2000, just six corporations dominated the U.S. media.

In addition, corporate media outlets in the U.S. are legally responsible to their shareholders to maximize profits.

Democracy Now! is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations. We do not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting, or government funding. This allows us to maintain our independence.

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Democracy Now!
May 22, 2002
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* Headlines for Wednesday, May 22nd, 2002 * As the State Department Accuses Seven Nations of "Sponsoring Terrorism," Scholar and Activist Noam Chomsky Talks About the Long and Bloody History of U.S.-Sponsored Terrorism * "Ask Who Did It, But Don't Ask Why": A Speech By British Journalist Robert Fisk
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Democracy Now!
May 16, 2002
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* Headlines for Thursday, May 16th, 2002 * Looking Back at the History of East Timor and U.S. Foreign Policy: A Rebroadcast of the 1991 Radio Documentary "Massacre: The Story of East Timor." * From Guerrilla Leader to Founding President of a New Nation: An Interview with East Timorese President Xanana Gusmao
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Democracy Now!
Feb 21, 2002
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* Headlines for Friday, June 21st, 2002 * The People's Historian: Howard Zinn * The Supreme Court Rules Executing Mentally Retarded Is "Cruel and Unusual Punishment"
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